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My Top Ten Anime, a Decade in the Making

Over a Christmas break in 2013, I binged Attack on Titan and became an anime fan. This often surprises the friends that I’ve made since then because, what…

Sakura Sunrise

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 126: 2023 Year in Review with GrantTheThief

  Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!   This episode is sponsored in p...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

12 Moments In Anime 2023, #6: A Decade of GunBuster

Hey kids! Remember when Discotek announced that they licensed the original GunBuster OVA for a Blu-Ray release in North America, complete with a brand new English dub? It…

joyousmenma93

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I Read the ENTIRE Anime Encyclopedia. Twice 😨

It's all too easy... 0:00 Intro 6:06 Interlude 1 8:54 Part 1 19:30 Part 2 34:57 Interlude 2 39:54 Part 2 finished 46:07 Part 3 (NSFW) 51:05 Part 3 (SFW) 55:45 Interlude 3 57:48 Part 4 1:08:44 Part 5 1:13:01…

Caribou-kun

Gunbuster for Beginners

By Andrew Osmond. Many decades before Gunbuster, French director Jean-Luc Godard declared, “All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun.” In the 1980s a…

All the Anime

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A review of Gunbuster

The Earth is threatened by space insects, and the only ones who can save humanity are a set of students piloting giant robots. That’s a tale as old…

Everything is bad for you

Gunbuster Files: Black & White

By Jonathan Clements. In a bold move that you could only get away with in the days of video, the final episode of Gunbuster is shot in stark…

All the Anime

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Why Gunbuster has one of the best anime endings ever

Here be spoilers. I’m not doing a deep dive into the whole show here, because better minds than mine (I’m looking at you, Jonathan Clements, and I recommend anyone…

Spilled Pixels

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Gunbuster vs Diebuster: Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! Movie (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing Redux

With Gunbuster now returning to the UK & US on Blu-ray, I decided to revisit the Bandai Visual USA & Honneamise Blu-ray Disc Box release for Gunbuster vs…

The Normanic Vault

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Gunbuster (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The classic mecha OVA series Gunbuster has returned to the UK on Blu-ray and uncut, with a collector’s package by Anime Limited.

The Normanic Vault

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Gunbuster (The OVA): Timeline Peril

Thank You Discotek!!! For the longest time, Gunbuster the movie was the only portion of Gunbuster that was legally available for anyone to watch. I say legally because…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Gunbuster Files: Shattered Jewels

By Jonathan Clements. The title of the fifth episode of Gunbuster derives directly from Robert Heinlein’s 1973 novel Time Enough for Love, which ironically had very little to…

All the Anime

Gunbuster Files: Strike a Pose

By Jonathan Clements. There’s a moment in Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle (2021), early in the film, where his heroine is standing on a giant floating whale loaded with huge…

All the Anime

The Music of Gunbuster

By Jonathan Clements. Even though Gunbuster was released across three video cassettes, two episodes a time, its format preserved the two-part structure of TV anime, with a little…

All the Anime

Gunbuster: Smith Toren

By Jonathan Clements. Noriko Takaya, the leading lady in Gainax’s Gunbuster, gets her first unwelcome taste of battle in the episode “First Love, First Sortie.” But as the…

All the Anime

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Anime World Order Show # 221 – It Wasn’t C-Beams Glittering Near the Tannhauser Gate, It Was Otaku Tears

We’re joined by longtime mecha enthusiast Rob Lantz as we offer up a mostly spoiler-free review of Gerald’s favorite OVA series of all time: 1988’s Aim for the…

Anime World Order Podcast

Gunbuster Files: The Easter Eggs

By Jonathan Clements. The writer and producer Toshio Okada wrote in his memoirs about the experience of announcing Gunbuster: Aim for the Top at a press conference, in…

All the Anime

Guest Spot: Giant Robot FM

  Hi friends! If you love Gunbuster , I have a treat for you: I was a guest on the most recent episode of Giant Robot FM…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Gunbuster Blu-ray

Gunbuster is a true classic in every sense of the word: historically important, influential, and a fantastic series decades after it came out. With this gorgeous release, it…

Anime News Network - Views

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Does Gunbuster Hold Up Today?

Now available on Blu-ray from Discotek, AJ dives into Hideaki Anno's anime directorial debut to see if the show stands on its own beyond its historical status.

Anime News Network - Views

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Does Gunbuster Hold Up Today?

Now available on Blu-ray from Discotek, AJ dives into Hideaki Anno's anime directorial debut to see if the show stands on its own beyond its historical status.

Anime News Network - Views

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April 2023 Solicitations for US Anime Home Video Releases

April is a smaller line-up for both distributors, we have more 2022 releases including Aoashi and Ya Boy Kongming! – but… we have Gunbuster too.

The Normanic Vault

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Gunbusters 2 : Diebusters

I had not watched the original Gunbsuters when I jumped into Gunbusters 2. Do you think it affected my experience?

I drink and watch anime

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The Only 100 Anime You Need To Watch

100 Anime Recommendations These are the only 100 anime you need to see! Some of the old.. some of the new, I’m sure there are dozens that are perfect…

animebackwhen

CONventional Sunday (Otakon 2022 in review)

Hey, long time no talk, It’s Jecka with our adventures in Otakon 2022! A bit out of order since this actually happened a week before CRX, bu...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

Review: MARIONETTE GENERATION

Sometimes a character designer can successfully make the leap from animation to manga.  Today is an example of a beloved old-school designer...

The Manga Test Drive

Anime Herald Guest article: Gunbuster

  If you're a Patreon supporter of Anime Herald , you might have noticed that I recently wrote an article for them about how shojo was a maj...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 April 2022: Gunbuster Influences, Marriage Equality Film Festival, and Nintendo Labor Complaint

AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Premiere Digest All of this season’s premieres, listed with content warnings. Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23 The classic shoujo retrospective…

Anime Feminist

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Exploring Gunbuster’s Roots in Shojo

Many anime fans are familiar with Gunbuster, and with good reason. Not only was this OVA the directorial debut of one Hideaki Anno, the man who would go

Anime Herald

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Anime Cult Classics: 15 Anime Series Lacking a Broad Audience Appeal

It is easy to forget sometimes that anime in and of itself is an art form, and art is an explosion! I mean, art is expression, and experimentation,…

Recommend Me Anime

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Gunbuster

Type: Ender’s Game? Synopsis: I mean, Ender’s Game came out in 1985. Gunbuster came out in 1988. BUT, the Japanese translation arrived in 1987, so Gunbuster was probably…

Gentlemanotoku's Anime Circle

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More Than A Coincidence: Notes on Xardion and Gunbuster

Stephen revisits Xardion to talk a bit about its similarities with an earlier Gainax project, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster.

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujin

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13 Old School Anime Worth Remembering (and Watching)

There are a lot of feelings about modern anime, but it is a medium that has never been larger and more widely available. We are also entirely spoiled…

Recommend Me Anime

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This Thursday: The return of Anime Nostalgia's Pen Pal Mailers!

Some of you might remember that last year, I used the fanart sketch cards I did for the #sixfanarts challenge on Twitter to make "Pen Pal Ma...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Episode 716: Gunbuster Will Be Dispatched

This week on Anime Pulse we got one less reason to visit Japan, invaders attempting to take over an Isekai, and super hype for future FGO events. Up…

Anime Pulse

Risk vs. Reward: Otakon 2021

2021 was the first year where I questioned whether going to Otakon was a good idea. It’s long been my favorite anime convention, but the ongoing threat of…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Animecast: Sony Ate My Crunchyroll

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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86: Eighty Six Anime Review 65/100

War stories with giant robots and a dash of racism are pretty common in anime. You have everything from classics like Code Geass, Gundam and Gurenn Lagann (depending…

Star Crossed Anime

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Spinning Another Destiny: SMP Alternative Destiny Gunbuster

First revealed during the SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding launch, Bandai Candy/Shokugan has finally opened solicitations for the first kit in the SMP Alternative Destiny line. To recall,…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

Full Frontal

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The rise of sight, the fall of sound

Perhaps we don’t often think on the settings in which people watched older TV anime. But quite basic facets of TV’s nature have changed through the decades, in…

327 Robots

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Watching Anime As A Feminist

It’s Women’s History Month and since yesterday at the time of posting was International Women’s Day, I figured I’d write a little something for the occasion that’s bee…

Sakura Sunrise

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End of February Update 3/1/21

Manga Love and Gunbuster. That was the extent of my February.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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Gunbuster 2: Over the Top!!! || V-Day Special Review

Nono gambles everything on following Lal’C to the very top of the world–and whatever lies beyond.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

In this review of Gunbuster 2, also known as Diebuster, I compare this 20th-anniversary anime to Gainax's original hit series.

DoubleSama

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Gunbuster: Aim for the Top!!! || Review

Two girls bravely dare to cross the blank abysses of space and time to save the ones they love.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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The V-Day Sci-Fi Special Returns for 2021!

The Legendary Mecha Anime returns to the big screen. Let’s try this again.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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Gunbuster

Gunbuster is Gainax's first hit anime. In this review of the series, I discuss my favorite sci-fi concepts it uses.

DoubleSama